Legitimate Essay Writing Services – Behavior Therapy and Cognitive behavior Therapy

Legitimate Essay Writing Services – Behavior Therapy and Cognitive behavior Therapy

Legitimate Essay Writing Services – Behavior Therapy and Cognitive behavior Therapy

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Discussion Question: Behavior Therapy and Cognitive behavior Therapy

In this discussion we examine the principles and techniques of both behavior therapy and

cognitive behavior therapy.

Use the following scenario to develop your responses to the next two questions: Assume that you

work in a day care center and take care of four 6-year-olds. One of the boys, Ethan, frequently

disrupts the classroom. He disobeys your orders, bullies and pushes the other children in your

care, and throws tantrums when he does not get what he wants.

1. Using operant conditioning principles, how might you structure a behavioral approach to

working with Ethan in a way that directly addresses his problematic behaviors?  What techniques

would you use? Be specific and explain your rationale thoroughly.

2. As a result of your intervention, as mentioned in question 1, what specific behavioral changes

might you expect in Ethan as a result of employing these techniques? Again, be specific and

detailed in your response.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

3.  Using the rational-emotive behavior approach to therapy, apply the A-B-C method mentioned

in the course lecture notes to either a real life situation that you have experienced or create a

scenario to illustrate how the realization of beliefs influence the consequences of behavior. Be

sure to clearly label each component (A)ctivating event, (B)elief, and (C)onsequence in your

example to show how they relate and the progression of the behaviors.  Then take the ABC

model full circle and include the (D)isputing and the (E)ffect of the  disputing process. Clearly

explain in detail how each step in the ABCDE process is playing out in your scenario.

 

Discussion Question: Behavior Therapy and Cognitive behavior Therapy

1. B.F.Skinner introduced the concept of reinforcement and according to him the

behavior that is reinforced is repeated and the behavior that is not reinforced is not repeated

(McLeod). In case of Ethan, operant conditioning can work to reduce and control his undesired

behaviors like disobeying, bullying, pushing children and throwing tantrums. Ethan is a 6 year

old child and positive reinforcement will back best for him compared to negative reinforcement

and punishment.

2. As a result of positive reinforcement, Ethan may try to obey orders, stop bullying

and pushing and end his temper tantrums. Ethan will not change in one day, but gradually he

may start changing when he realizes that his good behavior is rewarded.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

3. The ABC theory is an important part of REBT (Module 4 lecture). The (A)

activating even in my life was a fight with my colleague who is also my good friend. My (B)

belief was that I was correct and my colleague was wrong and she should come and say sorry to

me for her behavior.

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